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Safe Kids Kansas is a 501c(3) charitable organization and is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. The designated lead agency for Safe Kids Kansas is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 

Safe Kids Day at the Topeka Zoo
April 26
9 am to 3 pm

Celebrate Safe Kids Day with us on Saturday, April 26, at the Topeka Zoo. Come enjoy a day of activities, entertainment, giveaways, prizes and fun while learning about child safety and health.  Join in our safety scavenger hunt.  Find all the safety tips posted around the zoo, and you can be entered into a drawing for great prizes from local businesses. 

Sponsors


Safe Kids Day
Kansas Department of Health & Environment Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Kansas Department of Transportation
KENA Pass On Pop Eye Care Council

Prizes include:

  • $50 gift card to Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Two $25 gift certificates to Mad Eliza’s Cakes and Confections
  • Half-dozen cupcakes from Billy Vanilly
  • Four tickets to the upcoming production The Cat in the Hat at Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy
  • $200 gift certificate to Wicher’s Photography
  • Gift certificate for a children’s art class from NOTO Arts District
  • Two admission passes to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
  • Admission passes to Going Bonkers
  • 4 movie passes courtesy of AAA Allied Group
  • Five $10 gift certificates from Potwin Pottery
  • A painting by one of our Topeka Zoo creatures

Activities and Entertainment
     Bike Helmet Giveaway
     Bike Safety and Maintenance presentations by the Topeka Police Department Bike Unit
     Kansas Ballet Academy performances at 1:00 and 2:00
     Temporary Tattoo booth
     Children’s Yoga from 1:00 to 3:00 (courtesy of Forest House Yoga)
     Safety Scavenger Hunt and Prizes from local businesses
     Children’s craft booth courtesy of NOTO

For driving directions or to learn more about the Topeka Zoo, visit www.topekazoo.org.

If you would like to make a donation to Safe Kids Kansas, please visit http://give.safekids.org/skkansas

 

Prepare Your Family for Severe Weather

When severe weather strikes you often have only a few minutes to respond and seek shelter. It is essential for you and your family to be prepared in an emergency.  Assemble an emergency disaster kit, and practice your emergency plan frequently with your entire family. If you need to take shelter, be sure every family member puts on hard-soled footwear and take your emergency disaster kit with you.
An emergency disaster kit should contain:

TV and Furniture Tip-Overs
  • non-perishable food items and water;
  • a manual can opener if your kit contains canned food;
  • blankets or sleeping bags;
  • a change of clothing for each family member;
  • a first-aid kit;
  • prescription medications;
  • sun block;
  • a flashlight and batteries;
  • a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather radio;
  • a set of car and house keys;
  • a whistle to signal for help;
  • a highway map that marks the counties to follow the storm;
  • identification and a credit card or cash;
  • and, any specific items you may need for children such as diapers or formula.

Additional supplies and equipment may be necessary for family members with disabilities or medical conditions.

Don’t forget your pets will also need supplies, including food, water, collars and leashes. For smaller animals you may want to have a crate or a cage to help keep them safe and close.

For more information about severe weather safety, visit www.ksready.gov.

 

Child Car Seats


Are you interested in becoming a Car Seat Technician?

Click here to find out how.

Looking for a car seat inspection or distribution program in Kansas?  Visit www.kansascarseatcheck.org for a list of resources near you.

Woman bucling up her baby in a booster seat

Product Safety Recalls

Your Online Resources for Recalls

To check for product safety recalls please visit www.recalls.gov your online resource for recalls.


What Can You Do?


What’s Going On?

  • Safe Kids Kansas Strategic Plan 2012-2014: The three-year strategic plan for Safe Kids Kansas was developed during retreats held in 2008 for the full coalition membership, local affiliates and board/staff.  It highlights eleven goals set for Safe Kids Kansas and discusses unintentional childhood injury risk areas. 
  • 2012 State Needs Assessment
  • Annual Report: A summary of activities and programs
    - 2012